Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Play

Writers: Christopher Durang

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
2
Tony Award®
Best Play 2013
First Produced
2012
Genres
Comedy, Farce
Settings
Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
a lovely farmhouse in bucks county, pennsylvania. the present.
Cast Size
small
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes adult, mature adult, young adult characters

Synopsis

Chekhov is alive and well in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where adult siblings Vanya and Sonia reside in their old family home, mourning their lost dreams and missed opportunities. When their often-wrong, fortune-telling maid warns of impending dangers, and their movie star sister, Masha, arrives unexpectedly with young, sexy, boy toy, Spike, the family is launched into a rollicking weekend of one-upmanship, exposed nerves, and a lot of broken mugs. With wit and absurdity, Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike blends Chekhov’s famous ennui with the modern-day toils and troubles of celebrity, social networking, and age into a laugh-out-loud comedy that will tickle your funny bone and stimulate your mind.

Lead Characters